It seems like this isn't that unusual a thing:
Did they instate a new policy and nobody noticed/they didn't tell anyone/they cribbed the specifics?
I 've actually had very little trouble with Ebay or PP over the years fortunately but the few times I have I can tell you an actual phone call goes a long way.
In the last instance, I used "Buy it Now" for $300 figure and the transaction was held up b/c I don't usually spend that much. Despite all the rules on PP website to get the hold lifted I called and had the hold lifted right then and there over the phone.
i just sold my first item and they held the money for about 2 weeks , aweek after the itrem was recieved and we i had gotten positive feedback. i waited until the money cleared to leeve buyer positive feedback. now i have 2 others the money is waiting on. When does ebay take thier cut.after the auction or at the end of the month?
"Hang on Lady... We go for a RIDE!" - Shorty to Willie Scott.Best movie line from Indiana Jones & the Temple Of Doom
I think if you don't sell a certain amount they put a 2 week hold on your funds. it is happening to me and I have had an account for years.
There's also a spot under accounts where you can pay whatever you want at any time (you can even pay ahead).
I usually pay all my fees right away after my latest spat of auctions, so I don't spend the all money before they invoice.